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Nuclear submarines: MoD criticised over submarine disposal

Categories: Articles:Nuclear Weapons, Articles:Arms Trade | Published: 03/04/2019 | Views: 335

The Ministry of Defence has been criticised over its failure to dispose of 20 obsolete nuclear submarines.  BBC News.

Nine of the vessels still contain nuclear fuel, according to the government spending watchdog, the National Audit Office (NAO).

Failing to get rid of them risked the UK's reputation as a responsible nuclear power, the chairwoman of the Commons Public Accounts Committee said.

The MoD said it would dispose of them "as soon as practically possible".

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